Industry leaders

Our partners are companies that share the same overall environmental values and objectives as the organisers of the Planet Textiles event and through their innovation make a real world contribution to reducing the impact of textiles on the environment.

The Lenzing Group is a world market leader headquartered in Austria, with production sites in all major markets as well as a worldwide network of sales and marketing offices. Lenzing supplies the global textile and nonwovens industry with high-quality, botanic cellulose fibers. Its portfolio ranges from dissolving pulp to standard and specialty cellulose fibres. With 78 years of experience in fiber production, the Lenzing Group is the only company worldwide combining the manufacturing of all three cellulose fibre generations on a large scale under one roof – from the classic viscose to modal and the lyocell fibre TENCEL®.

Lenzing is committed to the principles of sustainable management and very high environmental standards.

Ecotextile News magazine is the environmental magazine for the global textile and clothing supply chain and is published six times per year as a magazine delivered direct to your door. This is supplemented by daily news on its web-site and weekly e-news bulletins delivered to over 20,000 signed up members. Ecotextile News is a market leader in information delivery and was the very first B2B textile magazine to develop a cross-platform mobile news app.

Read by the world's leading clothing brands and retailers and the most forward-thinking textile manufacturers and industry innovators, Ecotextile News was established by MCL Global in 2006. MCL Global owns the Planet Textiles brand.

The Sustainable Apparel Coalition is the apparel, footwear and home textile industry’s foremost alliance for sustainable production.

The Coalition’s main focus is on building the Higg Index, a standardised supply chain measurement tool for all industry participants to understand the environmental and social and labour impacts of making and selling their products and services.

By measuring sustainability performance, the industry can address inefficiencies, resolve damaging practices, and achieve the environmental and social transparency that consumers are starting to demand. By joining forces in a Coalition, we can address the urgent, systemic challenges that are impossible to change alone.

Planet Textiles is supported by Messe Frankfurt is Germany's leading trade fair organiser, with 467.5 million euros in sales and 1,725 active employees worldwide. The Messe Frankfurt Group has a global network of 28 subsidiaries and approx. 50 international Sales Partners, giving it a presence for its customers in more than 150 countries. Events "made by Messe Frankfurt" take place at more than 30 locations around the globe. In 2011, Messe Frankfurt organised 100 trade fairs, of which more than half took place outside Germany. Messe Frankfurt's exhibition grounds, featuring 578,000 square metres, are currently home to ten exhibition halls and an adjacent Congress Center. The company is publicly owned, with the City of Frankfurt holding 60 percent and the State of Hesse 40 percent.

MCL News & Media, the brand owner of Planet Textiles, is a leading media platform for the global textile and clothing industries which owns a portfolio of influential printed magazines, websites, newsletters, guidebooks, research reports, and mobile new apps.

Since 2004 our goal has been to inspire, inform and engage industry leaders to drive forward environmental innovation and social change through high quality editorial in a bid to ensure a healthier planet for everyone.

Our market-leading brands include Ecotextile News, Knitting Trade Journal, Sustainable Nonwovens, Textile Evolution (T.EVO), the Sustainable Sourcing Map, Detox Deconstructed, China Textile Sourcing, Closing the Loop, Cotton Horizons, An Insider’s Guide to Sustainable Cotton, Textile Standards and Legislation (formerly known as the Eco-Textile Labelling Guide), Due Diligence in Textile Sourcing, and Eco-Composites.

MCL News & Media also owns and continues to work in partnership with several textile trade and retailer-led organisations such as the Sustainable Apparel Coalition, the ZDHC Group, the Sustainable Fashion Academy and the major trade show organiser Messe Frankfurt.

We are proud to be a member of the European Outdoor Conservation Association (EOCA), a not-for-profit organisation funded by a group of businesses involved in the European outdoor industry, which raises funds to put directly into grassroots conservation projects worldwide.

Rescheduled for 14th October 2015